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Reacting to new technologies: Blockchain

Reacting to new technologies: Blockchain

October 22, 2019

David talks to Dr Anna Donovan - the inaugural vice dean of innovation at University College London's Faculty of Laws - about blockchain and its use in legal services. Anna sets out how legal services providers are using blockchain now, how this may change, and the implications for regulators seeking to respond to blockchain's evolution as a legal tool.

The views expressed in this podcast do not represent the views of the Legal Services Board.

Technology and the Legal Services Act

Technology and the Legal Services Act

September 18, 2019

David Fowlis, a regulatory policy manager at the Legal Services Board, is joined by Noel Semple, Associate Professor of Law at the University of WIndsor, Ontario, to discuss whether the existing regulatory framework is sufficiently flexible to respond to challenges presented by the increasing use of technology in legal services. 

The views expressed in this podcast do not represent the views of the Legal Services Board.

Lessons from abroad - international approaches to regulating legal technology

Lessons from abroad - international approaches to regulating legal technology

July 3, 2019

David Fowlis, a regulatory policy manager at the Legal Services Board, is joined by legal services consultant Alison Hook. In their discussion about the ethical and regulatory challenges presented by disruptive technologies, Alison identifies the lessons to be learned from abroad and compares the varying responses to technology by regulators internationally.

The views expressed in this podcast do not represent the views of the Legal Services Board.

What can legal services learn from medicine and finance?

What can legal services learn from medicine and finance?

July 3, 2019

David Fowlis, a regulatory policy manager at the Legal Services Board, is joined by Roger Brownsword, Professor of Law at King's College London, to discuss how technology is being used and regulated in other professional services sectors in the UK and what lessons legal services regulators can learn from the experiences of others.

The views expressed in this podcast do not represent the views of the Legal Services Board.